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Analyzing Robin Williams

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It may be splitting hairs, but we’ve noticed a method to Robin Williams’ madness. When it comes to his movie roles, the comedian and three-time Oscar nominee enjoys flip-flopping between antic jester and serious thespian — as he currently does in Flubber and Good Will Hunting. The key to telling them apart? Look for the whiskers: Serious Williams leads with his bearded chin; Silly Robin lets you see his grin. (Okay, so Dead Poets Society doesn’t work. Sue us.) Here’s some hirsute proof.

BEARDED AND SERIOUS
Good Will Hunting
Awakenings
Moscow on the Hudson
Being Human

CLEAN-SHAVEN AND SILLY
Flubber
Jack
Good Morning, Vietnam
Mrs. Doubtfire

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